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Delays and disruption

Issue No. 2151

The cases of the protesters arrested on the demonstration against George Bush’s visit to London in June last year are slowly moving through the courts.

A number of people were arrested on that day.

Police snatched others from another demonstration, against the fascist British National Party, in London a week later.

Many of those arrested are still waiting to be formally charged. Others are awaiting trial dates.

In a number of cases, defendants point out that the production of probation reports was delayed.

At a hearing in Southwark Crown Court last week the trial of two people arrested on the Bush demonstration was adjourned until late November.

At least six people have been convicted of public order offences.

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Tue 12 May 2009, 17:19 BST
Issue No. 2151
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